Ben was the founding partner of Rocky Mountain Aviation which designed and developed executive class hangars for General Aviation aircraft. He has successfully owned and operated businesses in the construction and aviation industry. As a native of New Hampshire, Ben was introduced to fishing at a young age in the ocean, lakes and streams of New England. Ben studied Biology at Plymouth State University and Engineering at Montana State University. Ben has fished extensively around the world and as a guide in Montana. Ben is an FAA licensed Instrument Pilot and has sat on numerous volunteer boards. He lives in Bozeman, MT with his family.